This house, built on the former site of Ibrox Hill House, is the realization of plans drawn up by Mackintosh in 1901. Were it ... More
House for an Art Lover
This house, built on the former site of Ibrox Hill House, is the realization of plans drawn up by Mackintosh in 1901. Were it not for Graham Roxburgh and architect Professor Andy Macmillan, the house would have remained mere drawings, sketched out for a competition in a German magazine. Thanks to their work, which was completed in 1996, visitors can now see the hall, dining room, Oval Room and music room that earned Mackintosh European respect, even if his entry was submitted too late to actually win the competition.
Loved the variety here. As in the School of Art Mackintosh used light and dark to great effect but to see the realisation of his plans was just wonderful. Not just the building but the furniture (made locally) and the whole atmosphere. If you like Mackintosh this is an absolute 'must' when visiting Glasgow. And book a table in the restaurant attached, again, a delight and the perfect way to finish your visit.
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